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Training and Development Scholarship

Applications are open twice per year, between:

  • 1st February - 31st March

  • 1st August - 30th September


Training and development for Deaf, hard of hearing or hearing-able people.



Hearing applicants: to work for the benefit of Deaf and/or hard of hearing people in a professional and/or voluntary capacity.


Deaf / hard of hearing applicants can use the scholarship for their own training/improvement/employment opportunities.


What does it cover?

Course fees, books, interpreters, note-takers and extra educational material or tuition.


Individual applicants are required to:

  • be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency, and be residing in New Zealand.

  • be taking up a course of study for employment that will benefit the Deaf and hard of hearing community OR

  • be Deaf / hard of hearing (or those eligible to wear a hearing aid) or have an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD).

  • submit ALL supporting documents, along with a fully completed application form by the closing dates specified below, or your application will NOT be considered.


Supporting documents required:

  • where there is a hearing loss, an audiogram report or official letter from a physician or audiologist

  • where there is an Auditory Processing Disorder, an official letter from a physician or audiologist confirming the diagnosis of APD

  • minimum of TWO recent signed references (issued within the last 12 months) in support of applicant/s (requests by the applicant to email or phone the referees not accepted)

  • course outline

  • summary of qualifications held and record of learning

  • accountability report for ANY previous funding received from the NFD Trust

  • ORIGINAL bank deposit slip or bank statement showing the official name and account number of applicant (handwritten copies not accepted) which has been officially date stamped and signed by bank staff.


How to apply

1. Online

  1. Fully complete the application form below and ensure ALL supporting documents are attached.

  2. Return application and supporting documents by the closing date.

Applicants will be notified of the progress of their application no later than two months after the closing date.

Please note, if you are successful with your application you will need to complete an accountability form which will be emailed to you. 

Thank you for your application. We will be in touch shortly.

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